AFL docu-series to give rare insight into the axing of West Australian star Stephen Coniglio from GWS Giants

AFL followers will get a rare behind-the-scenes look into the lead-up and end result of arguably the greatest second of GWS captain Stephen Coniglio’s profession by way of a brand new Amazon Prime docu-series.

Coniglio is one of the massive names of the sport featured in ‘Making Their Mark’, a seven-part collection set to drop on the streaming platform on March 12.

The 27-year-old had a troublesome first season as the Giants’ skipper on the discipline final 12 months, main to him being axed from the workforce for his or her spherical 17 conflict in opposition to Melbourne.

Stephen Coniglio was dropped for GWS’s round 17 clash with Melbourne, despite being the captain.
Digicam IconStephen Coniglio was dropped for GWS’s spherical 17 conflict with Melbourne, regardless of being the captain. Credit score: Michael Willson/AFL Images

Coniglio averaged simply 21 touches in 2020, his lowest output since 2013, as the Giants went from grand finalists to lacking the finals in the COVID-19 affected season.

The Swan District-product’s kind and eventual dropping was one of the greater tales of the season and the docu-series trailer exhibits the midfielder having an emotional dialog with coach Leon Cameron, as they talk about his axing after their shock loss 12-point loss to eventual wooden-spooners Adelaide in spherical 16 at Adelaide Oval.

“It is a actually, actually onerous choice. I’m not going to play you this week,” Cameron will be heard saying in the documentary.

In an interview as half of the documentary, a clearly emotional Coniglio displays on the choice and its influence on him.

“The place do I’m going from right here? I’ve simply been dropped from the workforce,” he stated.

Coniglio was recalled the subsequent week, ending with 23 disposals and three clearances in one other loss, this time to St Kilda.

Making Their Mark additionally follows West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui, Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew, Carlton ahead Eddie Betts, Adelaide captain Rory Sloane and the senior leaders at Richmond together with coach Damien Hardwick.

Naitanui stated the movie would give an insight into gamers’ personalities away from what the common fan sees on the discipline on recreation day.